The event was organized and realized by Basilicata Region, ERDF Managing Authority and Lead partner of the project and saw the participation of different personalities and authorities from the Basilicata Region, the Interreg Europe Programme, and of course all the CRE:HUB partners.

They presented the goals and results of CRE:HUB project for cultural and creative industries, the policies for the development of the cultural systems and different European good practices and case studies.

After the Basilicata Governor Bardi welcome greetings, conveyed by the Director of the Basilicata ERDF Managing Authority Antonio Bernardo, the event was divided into two parts: the policies supporting the cultural and creative enterprises (CCIs) and future outlooks and the presentation and comparison of good practices and European experiences.

After a brief overview on the project and its goals and results by Dr. Antonio Bernardo, many different Basilicata Region personalities participated, in particular: Dr. Maria Carmela Panetta (Regional Dep. Development Policies, Training&Research), Dr. Antonio Nicoletti (Territorial Promotion Agency of Basilicata), Dr. Patrizia Minardi (Basilicata Region, Cultural, Tourist and International Cooperation Systems Office), Dr. Gabriella Megale (Sole Administrator Sviluppo Basilicata). Then, the Project Officer from Interreg Europe Secretariat Ilaria Ramaglioni intervened, explaining the Interreg Europe state of play: cooperation on CCIs.

After a “creative break”, enriched by a live musical performance of the students of the Conservatory of Matera, the participants had the opportunity to discover more about the good practices, case studies and European experiences: i.e. “Matera ECOC 2019”, “The 6C Cluster”, “The LX Factory case”, “IRPAC: the research infrastructure for the cultural and creative industry sector in Basilicata”, “The law on cultural rights”, “The Carolina Creative Quarter”, “Iniziative ‘radi’ create” and “Regional policies supporting CCIs and the culture and creativity cluster of FVG Autonomous Region, the whole presentations curated by “Fondazione Matera-Basilicata 2019”, CNR, the cluster for culture and creativity of Friuli Venezia Giulia Autonomous Region, Agency Centru, Central Transdanubian Regional Innovation Agency Nonprofit Ltd., University of Latvia, Culture and Sport department of Government of Navarra, Regional Development Agency of the Ljubljana Urban Region and the Association for the Development of IST Técnico Lisbon.

The event concluded with the greetings and thanks from Basilicata Regional Councillor for work and training, Francesco Cupparo.

All the attendees were enthusiastic about the results and the success reached in these four and a half years of project and about the topics covered during the event.

The event recording and material are available here.